Medical research at BGU covers the spectrum of human health, with emphasis on neurosciences, diabetes, cardio metabolic health, and cancer.

BGU is an important player in the international bio-medical research arena. Pioneering research is conducted by highly respected senior faculty, a cadre of young scientists returning to Israel from prestigious institutions, and exceptional graduate and postgraduate research fellows. Collaborations between the health, natural and engineering sciences foster an environment of research innovation. BGU’s commitment to community is reflected in research focusing on the health problems of the Negev, especially in the fields of genetics, nutrition and psychiatry.

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JPost: Dr. Mike to Host Celebrating the Remarkable 3

March 1, 2023

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Medical Research

The Jerusalem Post — Mike Varshavski, the celebrity physician known as Dr. Mike, is slated to host an upcoming Americans
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Study Finds Low Income Israelis Get Double Dose of Long Covid

December 28, 2022

Tags: Medical Research

The Times of Israel — Israeli study finds people of low income are getting a double dose of long COVID
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JWeekly: Israel’s Top Space Scientists Visit the Bay Area

November 3, 2022

Tags: Medical Research

Three of Israel's leading space scientists joined a special panel in San Francisco on October 25 about scientific innovation and space.